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by Marty of FWF
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Beep"
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

Introducing "Beep"

Please forgive the misplaced ad, but the attempt to post in the vendor's section was met with "you don't have permission." We have developed and tested and launched a new 1" scale switcher, "Beep" For all the details, please go to the 1" scale page at, www.fairweatherfoundry.com The performance of t...
by Marty of FWF
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: LF: Machinst Pro Or Hobbyist To Make Some Really Cool Items
Replies: 2
Views: 8380

Re: LF: Machinst Pro Or Hobbyist To Make Some Really Cool I

Have you found a suitable machinist to fulfill your needs?
Marty
by Marty of FWF
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fully CNC'd 3-1/2" Gauge Trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Fully CNC'd 3-1/2" Gauge Trucks

Last week the 3/4" Scale, 3-1/2" Gauge Barber trucks were completed and are ready to ship. I believe these are the only fully CNC'd truck on the market and ready to run. Even the springs were CNC wound. Full shielded ball bearings, not needle bearings. And the flexibility of these trucks is over 3/1...
by Marty of FWF
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switcher
Replies: 26
Views: 15309

Re: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switche

Just jumped in here to post an update about the 3/4" Barber trucks being completed and ready to ship.
Then I noticed some familiar photos from the St. Croix run. Nice.
We did have a very nice weekend and a great time.
Thanks,
Marty
by Marty of FWF
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Quick question for the 3/4 Scale guys.
Replies: 13
Views: 5444

Re: Quick question for the 3/4 Scale guys.

The groovy rail can certainly be a good option especially if you can weld it to the ties or groove the ties to hold it in position. I think the only down side is that it can cause a little faster wear on the wheel flanges. And I too have wondered about the difference in traction between steel and al...
by Marty of FWF
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switcher
Replies: 26
Views: 15309

Re: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switche

Little Mac now has a partner, someone who "has his back".
by Marty of FWF
Tue May 31, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switcher
Replies: 26
Views: 15309

Re: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switche

Pontiacguy1, Thank you so much for clarifying my "radial/axial" hiccup. It was late, I was tired...excuses, excuses. Thank you, seriously. No, we are not running a loose fitting axle in the bearing. We have cut geometry into the axle end which allows movement, while maintaining 100% contact with the...
by Marty of FWF
Tue May 31, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Quick question for the 3/4 Scale guys.
Replies: 13
Views: 5444

Re: Quick question for the 3/4 Scale guys.

Do you think there would be a good response to Brand New Aluminum Extruded 3/4" Scale rail, say at $1.00 /ft.?
by Marty of FWF
Thu May 26, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Quick question for the 3/4 Scale guys.
Replies: 13
Views: 5444

Quick question for the 3/4 Scale guys.

Where do you get 3/4 rail from?

Thanks,
Marty
by Marty of FWF
Wed May 25, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switcher
Replies: 26
Views: 15309

Re: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switche

The truck bearings are 608Z shielded ball bearings. Needle bearings can not take ANY kind of a radial load. There are plenty of engineering websites that can confirm this. And ball bearing are about in the same boat; however, ball bearings have an inner race which is how we were able to design axle ...
by Marty of FWF
Tue May 24, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switcher
Replies: 26
Views: 15309

Re: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switche

I must say, that is really a nice paint job. And just a heads up, on my last time at the track, I had the main sprocket on the jack shaft slip. Apparently the grub screw is softer than the stainless steel shafts. So I removed the screw and spot drilled down through the grub screw hole into the shaft...
by Marty of FWF
Thu May 19, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switcher
Replies: 26
Views: 15309

Re: Introducing "Little Mac" a 3-1/2" Gauge electric switche

Good afternoon group, Thank you for the positive -ness. I have tried to post a photo of what is in development now. I seem to be pixels challenged. Any hints? In the meantime a description will have to do. 3/4" Barber Truck. Fully CNC'd from 6061 billet aluminum. Full ball bearing (not needle). Full...